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Nov 10, 2017

Healthcare NGO Surveillance Epidemiologist Job in Nairobi

Job Vacancy: Surveillance Epidemiologist

Industry: Healthcare NGO

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Medical Epidemiologist, the Surveillance Epidemiologist key responsibilities shall include:
  • Participate in assigned HIV surveillance projects in the portfolio. 
  • Work closely with his/her supervisor to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with the Ministry of Health (MoH), CDC-Kenya and other agencies and institutions, and key partners.
  • Lead the development of survey protocols, tools and training materials for surveillance activities.
  • Develop and review analysis plans, provide interpretation for analysis and write up results as needed.
  • Work independently or with team members to put together protocols, data analysis plans, and other data dissemination outputs. 
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate dissemination of surveillance data through preparation of presentations, reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship to stakeholders on epidemiologic and surveillance methods, survey design, data collection, management, analysis and use.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, surveillance officers, data managers and other surveillance personnel.
Qualification and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in epidemiology or related field is required.
  • Minimum of eight years working in epidemiology, public health, surveillance or related field is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts of surveillance and epidemiology.
  • Experience and technical expertise with surveillance systems and surveys using varying sampling methodologies.
  • Experience preparing survey and surveillance protocols, technical reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Experience capacity building on surveillance and epidemiological methods.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working teams with varying areas of expertise to accomplish project objectives.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills; ability to effectively communicate both orally and written complicated epidemiological information to non-technical persons.
  • Proficiency in either SAS, STATA or R statistical software packages
  • Fluency in English required.
How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to [email protected] before close of business 21st November, 2017. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line. 

NB: Flexi Personnel Ltd does not charge candidates for job placement. 

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